The books section of the Mancunion have collaborated together to share our tips and recommendations to help you get over a reading slump.
Stormzy curated Merky Books, and We Are All Birds of Uganda by Hafsa Zayyan joint-won the inaugural #Merky Books New Writers’ Prize in 2019. We take a look to see what it’s all about
Aileen Loftus takes a look at some lockdown children’s titles, as well loved fictional characters face life in lockdown
Bookstagrams have been on the rise in the past few years and especially over the recent UK lockdowns. To find out more about the trend we chatted with the people behind a recently founded books Instagram account.
Head Theatre Editor Jay Darcy interviews influencers, models, actors and best-selling authors, the Zakar twins, in the fourth feature of his social media series
Maisie Scott reviews Raven Leilani’s debut novel Luster and sees what all the literary hype is about.
Camille Garratt reflects on Haig’s gripping new novel The Midnight Library
Aileen Loftus breaks down the systemic issues highlighted by The Slumflower’s plagiarism accusation against Florence Given
Aesthetics are everything on Instagram but in the bookstagram world they have to the potential to be used for creative Instagram posts, reels and stories
Books and Instagram are an unlikely match but bookstagrams continue to grow in popularity in the UK. We spotlight another account for the second article in our series on UK based bookstagrams.
Burnt Sugar is the debut novel by Avni Doshi. The book has just been recognised by the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction long list, and it deserves a spot on the shortlist.
Aileen Loftus reads Klara and the Sun, the latest title by Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro
The books section have come together to consider the female writers who have inspired us for International Women’s Day
Independent bookshops are struggling due to the impact of coronavirus and the national lockdowns in the UK. Lucy Evans reflects on the joys of the independents and the need to support them.
Bana Kaswani considers Angela Davis’s Freedom is a Constant Struggle in light of the Black Lives Matter Movement
Following the success of the Netflix series, Aileen Loftus reads the first book in the Bridgerton series.